One Way Restaurants Can Fight Child Obesity

In the study, items on the children’s menu were considered healthy if they met the “Kids Livewell” criteria. Before the menu change, 3 percent of all entrees ordered from the kids’ menu were healthy ones, and French fries accounted for 57 percent of side dishes. (My children, truth be told, were doing nothing to improve these depressing statistics.)

In April 2012, the Silver Diner introduced more healthy options and highlighted them on the menu. Kids could still choose fries and other traditional options, but the menu was now designed to encourage healthier ones.

from Bloomberg View – Articles by Peter R. Orszag

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